High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

At 221200UTC, low 68 north 18 west 979 expected 72 north 16 west 992 by 231200UTC. Low 66 north 37 west 995 losing its identity by same time. Low 62 north 42 west 999 losing its identity by that time. at 221200UTC, new low expected 51 north 23 west 1012 by 231200UTC

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Moderate, occasionally rough in southeast later. Fair. Good.

Shannon

West or northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Rockall

Cyclonic 2 to 4. Moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Bailey

Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in far northwest. Moderate, occasionally rough in far northwest. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Faeroes

Southwest 3 to 5. Moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Southeast Iceland

Southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first in north. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

East Northern Section

Westerly or southwesterly backing southerly later, 4 to 6, occasionally 3 later in south. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

West Northern Section

Variable 3 or less in far north, otherwise southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 3 later. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain, fog banks developing in west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in west.

East Central Section

Variable 2 to 4, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6. Moderate. Occasional rain, fog patches developing later in southwest. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in southwest.

West Central Section

In north

Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 3 until later in east. Moderate, occasionally rough later in west. Occasional rain, fog patches developing later in far northwest. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in far northwest.

In south

Cyclonic becoming southwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate, occasionally rough later in west. Occasional rain, fog patches developing in southeast. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in southeast.

Denmark Strait

Westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6 at first in east, otherwise variable 2 to 4. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Occasional rain until later, fog banks developing in west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in west.

North Iceland

In north

Easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6, occasionally 3 in far north. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

In south

Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far southwest. Occasional rain, fog patches developing later in west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in west.

Norwegian Basin

In east

Variable 2 to 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5 later in far southeast. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in far east.

In west

Southwesterly 3 to 5. Moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Risk of gales in West Central Section.

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